Cloud Atlas Reviews
I do admit the first start watching it seems confusing but the buildup is gradually masterful and comes to a peak right at the end, and everything makes sense. Watching it the second time, you can really appreciate it from start to finish.
With the current political climate, with the ideas so elegantly touched on in this movie I don't understand the low rating. And the musical score is amazing.
And it's long. Lllllllllllloooooooooonnnnnnnnnggggg. Long.
Each story is probably no more than 20-30 minutes, but they play one story for 2 minutes, then another, and so on. Some if these individual stories might be good on their own, or even sequentially, but they get lost in this constant rotation. For example, one story involves a bunch of elderly folks escaping a rest home & a female nurse who's more butch than the Rock. It's quite funny and would be a cool story if it weren't interrupted by the Matrix rip off, then the 1700s on a slave ship, then the chase scene in 1970s San Francisco, then maybe back to their escape ....TIRING. Very, very tiring.